This blog is a simple list of progress made at the association, key decisions taken, and developments.  This association is intended to create a lobby for the resumption of proper distribution of MYOB-related software in the UK and Eire.  We will make available all news that we can - as it occurs.  If you would like to give us a tip please email us at: info@myobusergroup.co.uk

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  • 16 Jun 2015 10:45 AM | Mark Hill (Administrator)

    So another training course done. That was fun. A full day at Denham Grove talking about Acclivity AccountEdge. We had ten delegates with significantly differing experiences of the program doing a variety of exercises. We learned about published accounts, imported large numbers of transactions, practiced entering simple expenses, You tube guidance on AE, learned about the wider uses of bank register, among other topics. Seven and a half hours constantly talking about the Accountedge program was quite a test, and we are grateful for the support the most experienced trainees gave the least experienced.

    Exerpt from Denham Grove Training (You Tube)

    So well done to all the attenders, a fine effort. We hope that you gained some real confidence with this powerful software.

  • 21 May 2015 6:59 PM | Mark Hill (Administrator)

    The first of our training courses this year has been run.  We’ve had eight trainees learning how to run bookkeeping in their Accountedge software using Simple Accounting techniques.  We practiced the Bank register, sales invoices, running reports, budgeting, and how to enter sales invoices.  We watched training videos and went through the tax exemptions on key expenses.

    Videos will be posted on the Simple Accounting Ltd You tube channel shortly. 

    A pleasant morning in the Hebden Bridge Town Hall.  Feedback included: 

    ‘Thank you for putting on today's introduction to the new software. It was very helpful to experience the software hands on, and I'm pleased that I now have a sensible upgrade path available. By the way, your course was too cheap!’

    ‘Good session today, thank you for including me…’

    If you want a place on our course in Uxbridge, in London, next week, there are still places.  But you will have to email us immediately.

  • 06 Apr 2014 6:28 PM | Mark Hill (Administrator)
    Another run of codes has just been finished.  In the four runs for this quarter we calculated codes for over 166 of our 235 members.  The 166 members using our calculated confirmation codes service represent 267 firms and bodies of all sizes and roles.

    We represent members in the following array of countries: Ireland , Malta , France , South Africa , Zambia , Tanzania , and Cyprus.

    A minimum of 28 existing and former members have converted to the permanent MYOB-style licences available through Acclivity Accountedge.  Would you like to join them?  If so contact one of our team of professional partners now and they will guide you how to upgrade your MYOB datafile!
  • 19 Feb 2014 9:54 AM | Mark Hill (Administrator)
    Phew, that was a bit of a marathon!  28 delegates have had the chance to experiment with the latest MYOB variant available from the Canadian franchise - Acclivity.  We tested out revolutionary functions like bank statement import, and learned about new features like document attachments and AccountEdge mobile.  We also revised existing functions such as sales reporting, reconciliation to the last formal accounts and clever use of the bank register function.

    Call us to see what you've missed, and how you can benefit from the latest functions and facilities.
  • 26 Jan 2014 11:01 PM | Mark Hill (Administrator)
    I'm sorry to say that we have had difficulties with the latest code run.  Since 7th Jan we have been inadvertently been issuing codes with only 14 days notice.  Please submit your co file codes afresh if you have had any problems.  A new run has been completed and another will be run on Saturday 1st Feb.

    Please don't forget the training course being run in the near future.

    Mark Hill
  • 21 Jan 2014 6:12 PM | Mark Hill (Administrator)
    Simple Accounting still has a few spaces on our joint training sessions in February. These will be small courses with plenty of hands-on experience and opportunities to ask questions.  Our MYOB/ Acclivity expert Mark Hill will guide you through the advanced features of MYOB and the new developments of Acclivity and Mamut (Mac) AccountEdge along with the difficulties caused by latest operating systems for the PC and the Mac.

    These full-day courses cost just £85* Surrey, or £70* Manchester including a hot buffet lunch.
    -Mon 17th Feb - Horsley Park, Surrey
    -Tues 18th Feb
    - Horsley Park, Surrey 
    -Weds 12th Feb - The Hive, Manchester

    Email Jennifer or ring us on 01422 847500. 
  • 20 Jun 2013 12:28 AM | Mark Hill (Administrator)
    Apologies to those that failed to get working codes from our initial code runs for this quarter. We have now managed to get the codes calculator working.  Next run this coming weekend.

  • 16 Jan 2013 6:07 PM | Mark Hill (Administrator)

    A number of members experienced problems reconfirming their files this quarter. They found that when they tried to use the confirmation codes we had issued to them they did not work – and their company file codes had changed.  We have worked out why.

    The majority of those with problems had confirmed their file promptly as part of the September reconfirmation. Say (for example) this was September 17th. The confirmation codes issued then had a life of 120 days - that gave them an ‘expiry date’ of 15th January. However MYOB issues a warning 14 day count down. This would have appeared on 1st January.  But if the member did not open their file on 1st January, MYOB would give them a 14 day countdown from the day they did open their file. MYOB would then change its expiry date to 14 days from the date the file was opened – and because the expiry date changed – it would also change the company file code.

    So the safest way to avoid this happening is to make sure you reconfirm your datafile promptly every quarter when requested to do so. That way (with a 120 day life) the datafile will never reach the 14 day count down stage which can cause problems.

  • 23 Sep 2012 5:41 PM | Mark Hill (Administrator)
    Another run of codes has just been finished.  The final run for the forthcoming quarter will be run in one week's time (Sunday 30th).  We are anticipating calculating codes for over 175 of our 310 members.  The 175 members using our calculated confirmation codes service represent at least 300 firms and bodies of all sizes and roles.

    The codes are to be run for a longer period which should allow all the participants to use their files without disruption to the Christmas break, which is when the next codes will be run.

    We now represent members in the following array of countries: Ireland, Malta, Norway, South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, New Zealand Australia, and Cyprus.  Any members that would like to add their codes to the list by the end of next week (ie Friday evening).

  • 25 Jul 2012 9:49 PM | Mark Hill (Administrator)

    We're honoured to announce our three hundredth member of this group.  Since we are an association I invited our latest recruit to offer us a quick profile of themselves.  I hope that this example will demonstrate the vigour of those businesses who continue to use this excellent accounting software in spite of the threats from MYOB and Mamut:

    'We are a very small and niche promotional prizing agency based in Brixton in London. Although there are only two people who work in the business (me and one other) we work with some very well known household names, mainly in the film industry. We have helped clients put together very niche promotional holiday prizes as part of the promotions for Shrek, Star Trek and Kung Fu Panda amongst others.  We are very excited to be working on the forthcoming Bourne Legacy film.

    In a previous life I worked for six months as an auditor.  When I set the business up six years ago I was already trained on how to use MYOB so I could do the company's books. I don't have time to learn a new accounting software system and migrate all our information across.

    I am not sure what I would have done if I couldn't get confirmation codes for the business.  I can go on holiday and not have to worry about my files becoming read-only while I am sunbathing!'

    Claire Morton, Alchemy-events.co.uk, 300th member of the MYOB Users Ltd

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